Sharice has been working with the youth as long as she can remember. She attended Benson High School where she played and started Varsity Girl’s basketball all four years. She attended the University of Nevada, Reno on scholarship and played basketball for the Lady Wolfpack. While attending UNR she worked as a supervisor for the Youth Sports Enrichment Program for the City of Reno, where she coached and mentored Middle School and High School students, helping them with the basics of basketball as well as life. Sharice has been working with Jam On It for 12 years, running the girl’s academy for seven years, and continues to create a safe environment as well as providing excellent life skills while directing events and teaching the game of basketball.
He has worked with Jam On It since 1999. He is an acting coach for all age groups and the Boys Director of the program. He attended the University of Missouri Culver-Stockton and with a combination of his education, admirable personality, dedication, and commitment to basketball has been very successful in regards to producing some of Northern Nevada’s best athletes. Mychal has many achievements including coaching at Christian Legacy with a first year record of 27-3 and the division title. Nationally Mychal is the leader of a two-time bronze division winner in the Sports Division National Tournament hosted in Las Vegas, Nevada in 2006 and 2007. Mychal is an outstanding leader, teacher, and guide to creating a fun and safe learning atmosphere. He is dedicated to building youth sports and giving student athletes opportunities to be involved in basketball at a competitive level with the sky as their limit!
Armon Johnson played locally in Reno at Hug High School after moving from Chicago at the age of 11. Armon helped lead Hug to multiple post season berths and victories, as well as – at one point, becoming Nevada’s all time leader in points scored for a high school career. Following his standout career at Hug he was offered a scholarship to the University of Nevada, Reno. Armon played 3 seasons at Nevada, averaging 14.3 points, 3.7 rebounds, and 4.4 assists in over 100 games. Following his third season at Nevada he decided to skip his senior season to enter the NBA draft. He was selected 34th overall in the 2010 NBA draft – joining his fellow northern Nevada standout and former Nevada teammate Luke Babbitt on the Portland Trailblazers. Armon has since played for other NBA teams (New Jersey Nets, Orlando Magic) as well as many foreign teams over seas.
Erica McKenzie is also a former Jam On It player, her hard work and participation in Jam On It combined to land her a scholarship at the University of Pacific. Prior to playing at the collegiate level, Erica played for Reed high school, earning all league honors in each of her three varsity seasons. She participates in four straight state championship tournaments. At the University of Pacific she earned all-freshman honors, accounting for nearly half of the entire teams’ 3-point makes and made a strong case for freshman of the year. As a sophomore Erica finished sixth in the conference in assists (3.1) while shooting 41% on 3-pointers in conference play. Her junior season saw Erica set the Tigers’ single-season record for 3-pointers made (75) while also leading the conference in 3-pointers per game (2.3). She finished her Junior season in the top ten of multiple statistical categories in the conference. As a senior she was selected to the First Team All-Big West while averaging 11.7ppg and setting another Tigers’ record for 3-pointers made (94) while again leading the conference in that category (2.7). Erica is now back in Reno, teaching 6th grade and coaching the varsity team at North Valleys high school as well as with Jam On It.